I watched Blade Runner again tonight for the first time in a long time and something occurred to me.
Okay, so it’s a cheap, juvenile joke. But bear with me. For all Deckard is supposed to be the best at what he does, he sure has a tough time in the movie. The replicant designed as a sort of robotic prostitute (instead of being a soldier like the rest) nearly does him in and he has a tough time chasing her down to retire her. He gets bailed out by Rachel when Leon jumps him. Pris had the drop on him and should have killed him, but she has to get a gymnastic for some reason and allows him time to get back to his gun. Roy takes pity on him and dies his natural death after saving Deckard from what probably would have been a fatal fall. Deckard does hardly anything on his own, though he does take the breaking of his fingers pretty stoically.